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COSA-LA was very successful this year helping to get the veto-override session which resulted in the passage of HB648, protecting Louisiana children from sex-reassignment procedures. For more information, please read, "Louisiana Team Praised by Representative."

We can be even more successful helping to get good legislation passed if you would enable email Calls-to-Action.  Our state team will then contact you only about the Louisiana issues and activities. 

Your email address is a critical element to identify you in the COS system. In the past, you could opt out of emails, but it turns out that doing so stopped all contact with you.  We now have the ability to let you opt out of emails from the National office while still allowing your local Louisiana COS leadership to stay in touch with you.

The easiest way to make this happen is to update your email address and the subscription options.  This can be done by going to the following link:

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This will open a web page where you can update the information.  Enter your current email address and your first and last names.  Next, under the Subscribed Content section, update the four options.

To continue to Opt Out of all National messages, remove the check marks from the first three boxes.  Leave the check mark for the fourth option, Calls-to-Action (Local).

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
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